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Review: could Warfarin cause Memory loss?

Summary: Memory loss could be caused by Warfarin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 47,300 people who have side effects while taking Warfarin from FDA and social media. Among them, 545 have Memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory loss and more.

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Warfarin sodium

Warfarin sodium (latest outcomes from 49,027 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter.

Memory loss

Memory loss (latest reports from 461,301 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 47,092 people reported to have side effects when taking Warfarin sodium. Among them, 545 people (1.16%) have Memory Loss. They amount to 0.12% of all the 460,822 people who have Memory Loss on eHealthMe.

Trend of Memory loss in Warfarin sodium reports

Time on Warfarin sodium when people have Memory loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory loss10.00%37.50%7.50%7.50%10.00%5.00%22.50%

Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Warfarin sodium * :

FemaleMale
Memory loss52.36%47.64%

Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Warfarin sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory loss0.00%0.23%0.00%0.00%2.25%6.08%15.09%76.35%

Severity of Memory loss when taking Warfarin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory loss15.38%57.69%26.92%0.00%

How people recovered from Memory loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory loss0.00%8.33%91.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (62 people, 11.38%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (48 people, 8.81%)
  3. Depression (47 people, 8.62%)
  4. Arthritis (38 people, 6.97%)
  5. Sleep disorder (29 people, 5.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (145 people, 26.61%)
  2. Lisinopril (135 people, 24.77%)
  3. Furosemide (107 people, 19.63%)
  4. Simvastatin (106 people, 19.45%)
  5. Lipitor (105 people, 19.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

coming to one year checkup on Warfarin for DVT IKNOW I HAVE HAD MEMORY PROBLEMS RIGHT FROM FIRST -CANT REMEMBER NAMES BOOKS READ,YESTERDAY ETC. IT USUALLY COMES BACK WITHIN AN HOUR
BUT PEOPLE NOTICE IT AND COMMENT.ONLY TAKE PROBIOTIC AND HAVE HAD TWO SERIES OF ANTIBIOTICS
FOR URINE INFECTIONS. WHAT IS THE DANGER IF I GO OFF OF WARFARIN AND IF SO HOW DO I DO IT?
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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Gave birth to my baby boy in 2012 jan
    was on heparin,vitamin D, Calcium and aspirin since 8 weeks of pregnancy to delivery, dropped metoprolol following pregnancy
    switched back to warfarin following delivery
    had been on warfarin and low dose metoprolol following mitral valve replacement in 2009
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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • My memory impairment has become severe and I am curious as to what, if any , role does Pristq have with regard to this problem?

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